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Document ID (ISN)47213
CIS number 86-2061
ISSN - Serial title 0025-729X - Medical Journal of Australia
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Looke D.F.M.
Title Weil's syndrome in a zoologist
Bibliographic information 26 May 1986, Vol.144, No.11, p.597-601. 15 ref.
Abstract Case study of a zoologist who developed an unusual form of leptospirosis after handling small wild mammals, some of which bit him. Infection was probably due to the entry of contaminated urine into the bite wounds. The use of gloves and the taking of prophylactic doxycycline are suggested as preventive measures, at least until a vaccine becomes available.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; research establishments; leptospirosis; zoonoses
Descriptors (secondary) case study; bites; wounds; infectious diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases